Inland Label is adding a state-of-the-art Heidelberg XL 105 press to its offset facility. This will be the second XL 105 for the company. The first, only the third of its kind in the world at the time, was installed in 2008.
Inland Label, one of the largest printers of premium package labels, is known in the packaging industry as an innovation leader and this new press will allow them to continue to lead the package decoration market.
The new XL is the twin of the existing press aside from having in-press controls that read color and register in real time. The new press is also fitted for future upgrades including alternative ink systems. Both XL's have a CutStar roll sheeter, can print up to eight colors plus coating, have closed loop color systems, superior registration at high speeds and the ability to print up to 300 line screen.
"We have been extremely satisfied with our existing XL 105 and have seen our efficiencies improve dramatically. Having crews that are already trained on the XL will allow us to be up and running on the new press very quickly," said Guy Billing, vice president of operations.
The new XL 105 is just another way that Inland is reinvesting in the continued growth of their company and following the core values that have guided them for over 67 years. Introducing cutting edge technology allows Inland to offer their customers the latest in package innovation. In addition, it enables them to run more efficiently which keeps them price competitive and helps reduce their overall environmental footprint.
"After doing extensive equipment reviews, we always came back to the XL 105, and our operators confirmed this as they tested various press platforms. For the label markets that we serve, there is no better technology out there than the XL 105. Having two of these presses, both with CutStar units, allows us unparalleled flexibility for our customers," stated Mark Glendenning, CEO.
As the label industry continues to see a shift from paper labels to very light weight film labels, the second XL 105 will allow Inland to take on additional capacity and continue to grow. Glendenning went on to say, "The packaging industry is vastly different than it was just a few years ago and we have every intention of continuing to invest in new technology to ensure that we maintain our leadership position the label market."
Staying ahead of the technology curve is what allows Inland to help their customers be brand leaders in their respective markets, and making their customers happy has been the number one goal of this family owned company for three generations.
Inland Label has over four decades of package decorating experience, producing high quality labels for brand leaders in the beverage, food and consumer products markets. Inland currently produces over 20 billion labels annually. Their product offering includes Cut and Stack, Pressure Sensitive, Roll-Fed, Injection In-Mold and Blow Mold labels. For more information about Inland Label, visit www.inlandlabel.com.